As self-driving cars come to more states, regulators take a back seat

-WASHINGTON POST, AUGUST 29, 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

When self-driving cars begin zipping through Northern Virginia this year, they won’t need any special registration, and the testers sitting behind the wheel won’t need a special license. In the eyes of the law, they’ll be regular cars.

Virginia is one of a handful of states seeking to attract the potentially lucrative business of developing self-driving cars. And along with a few other states, its lawmakers and regulators are inclined to welcome the industry — and get out of the way. <Read More>